Extra Income Report – July 2017 – Money made from my blog

Passive income report for July 2017

I’m so excited because I came so close to reaching $2,000 mark for passive income from my blog.  It’s my best month ever.  I really wish that I made an extra $4, but c’est la vie.  Several of the Amazon items ordered towards the end of the month didn’t ship until Aug 1st.  Oh well.  My goal for August is to reach $2,100…and then to gain an incremental $100 each month through the end of year to hopefully reach $2,500 by December.


passive income report July 2017I’m chronicling my journey both so I can show people what is possible and also to track my progress and drive myself towards better results. These passive income reports show the extra money that I’ve earned through my hard efforts in blogging. It’s my pathway to financial freedom in the future.


July was a successful month for me.  I’m starting to get the hang of affiliate marketing and writing some more articles that are converting better.  In particular, I was pleased with my article on The best vacuum for hardwood floors.  It seems to be converting pretty well and I already made $73 in affiliate income from Amazon.  Most of the traffic came from pinterest, so now I’m trying to see if I can get more search engine traffic to it.  It’s also help me better understand that types of articles I need to do for Amazon.

Please note that this article may contain affiliate links.  You can read my full disclosure at the bottom of the page.

Articles I wrote in July:

Traffic Report

July traffic was strong (in part due to my July 4th fireworks article which received just over 10,000 clicks) to around 125,000 page views.  As July is a slightly longer month, the clicks are a bit higher, so on a 30 day basis, it was a bit over 121,000 page views.


The majority of my traffic is organic search (i.e. through google/yahoo/bing, etc). I have been working to grow and diversify my traffic and Pinterest is helping out with that. Here’s a helpful article on growing your traffic from Pinterest. I was a bit over 12,500 clicks for the month from Pinterest.  I’m about to start doing some guest posting again.


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Passive Income Results:

Affiliate sales $846 (my highest so far)

Amazon $681.04 (My highest so far. More customers are buying more expensive items more often).

EZBZ $ 0.20 (Customers can find local contractors here. Also, if you are a small business owner, you can sign up to be in the directory for free).

Bluehost $ 65.00 (This is where you can get website hosting for just $3.95/month).  Do you want to start your own website?  Check out my blog host on how to create a website in 3 simple steps.

Wayfair.com $ 86.68 (Home furnishings)

Pinteresting Strategies $ 12.80 Carly’s ebook on Pinterest.  It’s awesome and shows you how to do well with Pinterest via manual pinning (no need for tailwind or BoardBooster.)

RewardStyle $ 0.67 (Home furnishings and more).  This is a new program I just started. It’s for elite bloggers with established blogs that have a large amount of traffic.  I’m hoping soon that this will become big, but just learning right now.


Ebooks/Ko-fi $ 14.35

Ad Revenue $1,136 (my highest so far)

Monumetric $1,087.81

Adsense $ 43.72 (only on 15% of pages)

Youtube $ 4.03

Total passive income = $1,996


So, it’s onward and upward.  I’m getting the hang of this…just need to find more time to write all the articles and things on my “to do” list.


Stay tuned for next month.

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Extra Income Report – July 2017 – Passive Income Report